Engineering Mechanics - Statics / Edition 7

Engineering Mechanics - Statics / Edition 7

by James L. Meriam
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Engineering Mechanics - Statics / Edition 7

Known for its accuracy, clarity, and applications, Meriam & Kraige's Engineering Mechanics: Statics has provided a solid foundation of mechanics principles for more than 50 years. Now in its new Sixth Edition, the text continues to help students develop their problem-solving skills with an extensive variety of highly interesting problems related to engineering design. In the new edition, more than 50% of the homework problems are new. There are also many new sample problems. To help students build necessary visualization and problem-solving skills, the text strongly emphasizes drawing free-body diagrams-the most important skill needed to solve mechanics problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900470614739
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/09/2011
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Introduction to Statics3
1/2Basic Concepts4
1/3Scalars and Vectors4
Conventions for Equations and Diagrams5
Working with Vectors5
1/4Newton's Laws7
SI Units9
U.S. Customary Units9
Primary Standards10
Unit Conversions11
1/6Law of Gravitation12
Gravitational Attraction of the Earth12
1/7Accuracy, Limits, and Approximations13
Small-Angle Approximations14
1/8Problem Solving in Statics14
Making Appropriate Assumptions15
Using Graphics15
Formulating Problems and Obtaining Solutions16
The Free-Body Diagram16
Numerical Values versus Symbols17
Solution Methods17
1/9Chapter Review18
Chapter 2Force Systems23
External and Internal Effects24
Principle of Transmissibility24
Force Classification24
Action and Reaction25
Concurrent Forces25
Vector Components26
A Special Case of Vector Addition26
Section ATwo-Dimensional Force Systems26
2/3Rectangular Components26
Conventions for Describing Vector Components27
Determining the Components of a Force27
Moment about a Point38
The Cross Product39
Varignon's Theorem39
Vector Algebra Method50
Equivalent Couples50
Force-Couple Systems51
Algebraic Method58
Principle of Moments59
Section BThree-Dimensional Force Systems66
2/7Rectangular Components66
Dot Product67
Angle between Two Vectors68
2/8Moment and Couple74
Moments in Three Dimensions74
Evaluating the Cross Product74
Moment about an Arbitrary Axis75
Varignon's Theorem in Three Dimensions75
Couples in Three Dimensions76
2/10Chapter Review99
Chapter 3Equilibrium109
Section AEquilibrium in two Dimensions110
3/2System Isolation and the Free-Body Diagram110
Modeling the Action of Forces111
Construction of Free-BodyDiagrams114
Examples of Free-Body Diagrams115
3/3Equilibrium Conditions121
Categories of Equilibrium121
Two- and Three-Force Members122
Alternative Equilibrium Equations123
Constraints and Statical Determinancy124
Adequacy of Constraints125
Approach to Solving Problems126
Section BEquilibrium in Three Dimensions145
3/4Equilibrium Conditions145
Free-Body Diagrams146
Categories of Equilibrium146
Constraints and Statical Determinancy148
3/5Chapter Review163
Chapter 4Structures173
4/2Plane Trusses175
Simple Trusses175
Truss Connections and Supports176
4/3Method of Joints176
Internal and External Redundancy178
Special Conditions178
4/4Method of Sections188
Illustration of the Method188
Additional Considerations189
4/5Space Trusses197
Statically Determinate Space Trusses197
Method of Joints for Space Trusses198
Method of Sections for Space Trusses198
4/6Frames and Machines204
Interconnected Rigid Bodies with Multiforce Members204
Force Representation and Free-Body Diagrams205
4/7Chapter Review225
Chapter 5Distributed Forces235
Section ACenters of Mass and Centroids237
5/2Center of Mass237
Determining the Center of Gravity237
Center of Mass versus Center of Gravity239
5/3Centroids of Lines, Areas, and Volumes240
Choice of Element for Integration241
5/4Composite Bodies and Figures; Approximations256
An Approximation Method256
Irregular Volumes257
5/5Theorems of Pappus266
Section BSpecial Topics274
5/6Beams-External Effects274
Types of Beams274
Distributed Loads275
5/7Beams-Internal Effects281
Shear, Bending, and Torsion281
Shear-Force and Bending-Moment Diagrams282
General Loading, Shear, and Moment Relationships282
5/8Flexible Cables293
General Relationships293
Parabolic Cable295
Catenary Cable297
5/9Fluid Statics308
Fluid Pressure308
Hydrostatic Pressure on Submerged Rectangular Surfaces309
Hydrostatic Pressure on Cylindrical Surfaces311
Hydrostatic Pressure on Flat Surfaces of Any Shape312
5/10Chapter Review328
Chapter 6Friction339
Section AFrictional Phenomena340
6/2Types of Friction340
6/3Dry Friction341
Mechanism of Dry Friction341
Static Friction342
Kinetic Friction342
Friction Angles343
Factors Affecting Friction344
Types of Friction Problems345
Section BApplications of Friction in Machines362
Force Analysis364
Conditions for Unwinding365
6/6Journal Bearings372
6/7Thrust Bearings; Disk Friction373
6/8Flexible Belts381
6/9Rolling Resistance382
6/10Chapter Review390
Chapter 7Virtual Work401
Work of a Force402
Work of a Couple403
Dimensions of Work404
Virtual Work404
Equilibrium of a Particle405
Equilibrium of a Rigid Body405
Equilibrium of Ideal Systems of Rigid Bodies406
Principle of Virtual Work407
Degrees of Freedom408
Systems with Friction408
Mechanical Efficiency409
7/4Potential Energy and Stability421
Elastic Potential Energy421
Gravitational Potential Energy422
Energy Equation423
Active-Force Diagrams423
Principle of Virtual Work424
Stability of Equilibrium425
7/5Chapter Review437
Appendix AArea Moments of Inertia445
Rectangular and Polar Moments of Inertia446
Radius of Gyration447
Transfer of Axes448
A/3Composite Areas460
A/4Products of Inertia and Rotation of Axes467
Transfer of Axes467
Rotation of Axes468
Mohr's Circle of Inertia469
Appendix BMass Moments of Inertia481
Appendix CSelected Topics of Mathematics483
C/2Plane Geometry483
C/3Solid Geometry484
C/5Analytic Geometry485
C/7Vector Operations486
C/11Newton's Method for Solving Intractable Equations493
C/12Selected Techniques for Numerical Integration495
Appendix DUseful Tables499
Table D/1Physical Properties499
Table D/2Solar System Constants500
Table D/3Properties of Plane Figures501
Table D/4Properties of Homogeneous Solids503

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